- Karl tells Daniel, Josh and Amber that Amber's baby could have CDH.
- Susan tells Coco she can't officiate at her ceremony. Coco asks why.
- Alistair kisses Nate.
- Nate tells Coco that her fiancé kissed him.
- Jayden sees Tyler dropping off the money to someone in a car.
- Jayden tells Paige he knows she and Tyler are up to something dodgy. Paige asks what it'll take for him to keep quiet. Jayden wants them to be a lot closer.
Sonya asks Aaron questions about his dancing. Aaron says he loves it and you feed off the energy of the crowd, it's an unreal feeling. Paige brings them their drinks but realises she's mixed up the order. Mark introduces her to Aaron, who is pleased to meet ‘that Paige,' having heard about her from Tyler. Aaron gives Paige a high five for keeping Tyler in line. Paige asks Mark to invite Aaron to her party, but Mark can't make the party as he has to work. Paige is disappointed.
MARK: But, what if I said I've got you an awesome present to make up for it.
PAIGE: Then I may learn to forgive you one day.
Paige tells them she'll be back with the correct drinks, and leaves. Aaron gives Mark a knowing look.
Paige gets a text from Jayden: ‘So what's it going to be?'
Number 32 Back Yard
Daniel talks Amber through some relaxation techniques, she says he's sounding like one of Rain's relaxation tapes. He apologises, that wasn't what he was going for. Amber can't stop thinking about this specialist appointment. Daniel tells her everything will be better after this afternoon, as the specialist will tell them everything they need to know about CDH so they'll know what they're dealing with. Amber says he's been amazing. He says they're in this together.
After a quick montage of breakfast close- ups, Karl tells Nate and Susan all about Amber's pregnancy and the CDH diagnosis. Clearly respecting doctor- patient confidentiality – Karl even uses the line ‘I can't go into details but…' just before he tells them the details. Susan is worried about Coco and how devastated she was when Susan rejected her. Nate suggests it would be better if Coco knew the truth. Susan says she's bound by confidentiality, just like Karl is (ha!). Karl reassures Susan that she's made the right decision. Nate starts to tell Susan about Coco and Alistair but Susan refuses to talk about it any further, wanting to keep their lives and her life as a celebrant separate.
Jayden asks Paige why she didn't answer her text, he says they both know she'll say less, unless she wants him to talk to the cops. Paige asks if there's anything else he wants.
JAYDEN: There's only one thing I want. Me and you get it on, or I blab.
Paige agrees, she'll let him know when and where later. Jayden says he's expecting the works. Jayden leaves.
Paige gets a text from Jayden asking when and where to meet. Aaron arrives and asks if he left his jacket here, but she's clearly not listening at first. She gives Aaron the jacket, and tells him that she's dealing with a teen with a crush. Aaron suggests she should be immature in order to deal with it. He tells her that he used to dance with the biggest idiot who annoyed everybody, so they came up with an ingenious plan to get rid of him. He offers to tell her how.
Susan grabs her keys and heads out the door, as Alistair walks in. Alistair asks why she's spreading lies about him, telling Coco that he kissed Nate. Alistair claims that he only kissed Nate to show he wasn't homophobic. Susan tells him she didn't tell Coco anything other than to have an honest discussion with him. Alistair says she's meant to protect the privacy of her clients.
ALISTAIR: I'll be lodging an official complaint. I will make sure that you never work as a celebrant again.
Josh, Daniel and Amber enter the corridor having met with the specialist, Josh thinks it was a waste of time. Karl arrives and offers to speak to them about the appointment, inviting them into his office (allowing the audience to get all the necessary information without hiring an actor to play the specialist.) Apparently Dr Kouri said there was nothing they can do during the pregnancy, they just need to do frequent monitoring and wait for procedures they can do closer to the birth.
Josh asks about Karl about operations in the womb, having read about it online. Karl says the procedure is only in the early stages in Australia, there's a trial in Brisbane who only work with severe cases of CDH and they'll need to wait for their 20 week scan to know if the baby falls into that category. Josh suggests going to America, where the operation is an established procedure. Josh thinks that means it's likely they'll get in, but Karl doubts they'll let a baby in without a confirmed diagnosis. Josh thinks they should check it out. Karl says there is a lot of risks with these types of surgery. He tells them there's no need to rush, and whatever they decide, they all have to agree.
The Men's Shed
Jayden arrives, to find Paige has set up an arrangement of petals on the ground, with Paige lying there waiting for them. Jayden asks what's going on, she wasn't keen earlier. Paige asks if he's chickening out, but he isn't. He sits down beside her and leans in to kiss, when she stops him. She starts feeding him strawberries and chocolate, telling him that they're an aphrodisiac.
Nate is surprised to see Susan, shouldn't she be at school? Susan asks him if he told Coco about Alistair. He apologises, Coco was so upset and she deserved to know the truth. Susan says that truth should have come from her fiancé, no one else. She tells him that Alistair is going to make a formal complaint against her. Nate offers to talk to Alistair to sort it out. Susan says no, because then it'll look like she gossips about all her clients to everybody. Susan tells him to leave it, she'll work it out later.
The Men's Shed
Jayden is holding his stomach, feeling hot, sweaty and then breaks wind. Paige claims she wants him, but he says he needs to go to the toilet. She tells him it's out of order, so he grabs his stomach and runs out of the shed, while Paige laughs.
While playing pool with Mark, Aaron tells him that Paige is pretty cool and asks for the story between them. Aaron knows that Mark went out with Paige before she went out with Tyler, but he didn't know that Mark still had the hots for her. Mark admits that she's awesome and it was weird seeing her with Tyler, but now she's single again she wants to get back together with him. Aaron asks how Tyler will feel about that, as he's been doing it tough since the breakup, as it's clear from the way he's been acting tough lately that he's in real pain. He doesn't think Mark should rub it in Tyler's face by moving in on Paige so fast.
Aaron goes over to Nate and orders another round of drinks. Nate says he'll bring it over. Alistair arrives and sits down with Nate. He tells Nate that he can't contact him online like that. Nate tells Alistair that he can't report Susan, she didn't tell Coco about the kiss, he did.
ALISTAIR: This is my life.
NATE: This is Coco's life too. Seriously, you're out kissing men weeks before you get married.
ALISTAIR: Can you keep your voice down?
NATE: You don't think that means something? Don't you think that there's a part of you deep down which is trying to come out?
Nate tells him that Susan shouldn't get a bad reputation for something that he did. Alistair agrees to drop the complaint, on the condition that Nate tells Coco that he lied about the kiss.
Josh thinks they should consider the surgery. Daniel thinks that in- utero surgery is drastic and thinks they should consider alternatives, and wait until they have a confirmed diagnosis. Both Josh and Amber disagree.
JOSH: Read between the lines will you? It's obvious the doctors are 99% certain. We need to act now and prepare ourselves for the worst case scenario.
DANIEL: Worst case scenario would be jumping into things and putting Amber and the baby at risk!
Daniel thinks they should follow Dr Kouri's advice, stay and undergo monitoring. Josh thinks if there's the slightest chance this surgery would help the baby then they have to do it. Amber agrees, she would do anything to save this baby. She'd never forgive herself if she didn't.
The Men's Shed
Jayden returns having changed out of his school uniform. He says he's ready now and he has to get back to school. Paige says that the two of them are never going to happen. Jayden threatens to go to the cops, but Paige says he won't. She shows him a video on her phone. She tells Jayden that she laced those strawberries with laxatives. He tells her she's sick. She says he's sick for blackmailing her to sleep with him. (You are both right!) Paige says if he goes to the cops, she'll post the video of him having a dump behind a tree, and she'll post it all over the internet.
PAIGE: Don't you ever try a stunt like that on me again. You little creep!
Karl and Susan decide they both want to eat the special. Susan orders from Nate at the bar, and tells him that she's not angry for talking to Coco. It was a really delicate situation and she would rather have fixed it herself. Nate admits that he tried to fix things with Alistair but now he wants Nate to lie to Coco that the kiss never happened. Susan doesn't think more lies will fix things. She tells Nate to let Alistair report her, she hasn't done anything wrong. She asks Nate to respect her decision. Nate says he'll message Alistair and tell him the deal is off, and hopefully he won't report her.
The Men's Shed
Mark surprises Paige as she tidies up, by patting her on the behind.
PAIGE: What are you doing here?
MARK: Um, it's a men's shed. I'm a man, I need a ladder, what are you doing here?
PAIGE: I'm having me time.
MARK: In the men's shed?
PAIGE: Yeah. You know it's completely and utterly sexist that only men can come in here. What about us women?
MARK: Yeah right.
PAIGE: You know it would be really nice to have a place that we can come and have some peace and quiet.
MARK: Yeah, I agree. Especially when you bring such delicious snacks.
Mark reaches over to the bowl of strawberry as she cries out no, taking them away from him, saying they're covered in bugs. Paige offers to make some chocolate strawberries for him. They lean in and hold each other, Paige kissing Mark's neck, Mark getting close to kiss her when he pulls away. He says it's too soon after she broke up with Tyler. Paige says that relationship wasn't what he thinks it is. Mark says he can't do this to Tyler. Mark hasn't had his brothers in his life for such a long time and he has to put them first. He apologises and leaves.
Josh reads about the operation online, and looks at a flight to Los Angeles, writing down the cost of $1689.74.
Amber asks Daniel if he's okay, and wants him to be honest with her. Daniel thinks she ignored everything he was saying about treatment options. Amber thinks they need to do what is best for the baby.
DANIEL: Why didn't you listen to me at all today?
AMBER: I did.
DANIEL: No you didn't, you just listened to Josh and his crazy idea about surgery.
AMBER: Well they're not crazy if it saves the baby.
DANIEL: See you're doing it again.
AMBER: Doing what? Having an opinion.
DANIEL: It's like you don't even stop to consider my point of view, you're just listening to Josh.
AMBER: Argh, what do you want me to say, he's the father?
DANIEL: So his opinion matters more than mine?
AMBER: When it comes to the baby, yes!
- Lauren tells Amber that there are serious risks involved for her and the baby.
- Daniel asks Josh if he's using this as an opportunity to get under his skin.
- Josh and Amber say they're together on this.
- Daniel tells Amber they're drifting further and further apart.
- Daniel sees Josh and Amber hugging.
- Josh gives Kyle a set of pills.
- Kyle collapses at work.